After eight years of production, it is time to see the second generation of this small coupe-like SUV. The 2020 Range Rover Evoque already had its presentation and it is expected to hit the market soon. Compared to the original model, it comes with a large portion of improvements. The platform is completely new and makes the vehicle more efficient and more interesting to drive. Of course, there is a new styling as well, though the Land Rover’s styling approach is instantly recognizable.
The 2020 Range Rover Evoque is slightly bigger than its predecessor, which brings benefits in many ways, including more cargo space. Another important novelty is a completely new engine lineup. The new model comes with a plethora of engines in the offer, where all gasoline units are coupled with a mild-hybrid system. The new model had a premiere recently and should hit the market in the near future.
2020 Range Rover Evoque Redesign
Like any other redesign, this one is also most important in terms of new technologies and design solutions. Of course, there is a new platform, which brings improvements in terms of efficiency. The new model is lighter, which ensures better driving characteristics. Also, there are some slight changes in dimensions. Despite that overall length is practically the same, the new model gets one more inch in wheelbase. Combined with better use of space, this provides more room on the inside. Also, overhangs are shorter, which means bigger approach and departure angles, which leads us to the conclusion that the 2020 Range Rover Evoque should be more capable of the road.
2020 Range Rover Evoque Styling
Naturally, there is a new styling as well. Compared to the original model, changes are evolutionary. While there is a whole bunch of new styling details, the overall shape is quite familiar, typical Range Rover-like. The new model kept its coupe-like layout, while the new details are mostly inspired by the new Velar. Of course, the most notable details are at the front end. There you can notice new headlights, which are slimmer than before and come with a new Matrix LED layout.
On the other side, the grille kept largely the same shape and dimensions. On the other side, front bumper is completely new, with sharper lines, new air intakes, new fog lights etc. From the side, you can notice large 21-inch wheels, while the rear end is highlighted by new, longer taillights.
2020 Range Rover Evoque Interior
Just like the exterior design, the interior of the 2020 Range Rover Evoque also comes with evolutionary changes. The base approach is pretty much the same. There a very similar, two-tier dashboard, characterized by clean horizontal lines. This time, there is a dual-screen layout. The multimedia touchscreen is bigger, but once again comes integrated into the dashboard, surrounded by plush materials. On the other side, the lower screen is a novelty and it replaces all those analog buttons for climate and other controls. The overall quality seems higher than before. Despite the similar look, the dashboard looks more stylish. Also, it is good to mention that there is a new steering wheel, with Range Rover’s familiar shape, but with new controls.
As we already mentioned, the 2020 Range Rover Evoque comes with one more inch in wheelbase, so there is more space on the inside, particularly for rear passengers. However, the cargo area benefits more from this increase. It is larger for about 10 percent compared to the original model. So, you can count on 20.8 cubic feet behind rear seats, while the overall cargo capacity goes up to 48.8 cubic feet.
2020 Range Rover Evoque Engines
Probably the biggest novelty of this redesign is under the hood. There is a completely new palette of engines, which includes both gasoline and diesel units. When it comes to gasoline engines, all versions come with a mild-hybrid system and all of them are based on a new 2.0-liter engine. There are three versions in the offer. The base version is good for about 200 horsepower and 250 pound-feet of torque. A mid-range version is good for about 250 horsepower and 270 pound-feet of torque. Finally, the most powerful version is good for about 300 horsepower.
When it comes to the diesel department, the company offers a new 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine, which is good for about 150 horsepower and 280 pound-feet of torque. Two more powerful versions of this engine feature max outputs of 180 and 240 horses.
A new plug-in hybrid version is expected to come later in the year too.
2020 Range Rover Evoque Release Date and Price
The new 2020 Range Rover Evoque already had a premiere and we expect to see it on the market pretty soon. When it comes to the price, base models will cost slightly higher compared to the current model, probably around 43.000 dollars.